Lou Stettner – Penn Station
"The deed is everything, the glory naught."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Buhl Foundation was established in October of 1989 by art collector and philanthropist, Henry M. Buhl. He established the mission to further the well being and enhance the quality of life of underprivileged individuals by supporting education, the homeless and the arts. In 1992, Buhl founded the first of a series of not-for-profit organizations (now consolidated as The Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless - A.C.E.) in New York City to provide job training and placement to recovering homeless men and women, helping them reclaim their lives and realize greater independence.
The Foundation's philanthropy is directed toward four main program areas:
a. Education: supporting the ability of educational institutions to significantly enhance programs and elevate students’ levels of achievement.
b. Homeless: offering vocational job training for homeless men and women, as well as affordable housing and services to insure that their goals are met.
c. The arts: supporting public and private institutions and individuals that are committed to pursuing innovative ideas and practices in the arts as well as sharing valuable insights that can help organizations build and sustain participation in their programs and activities.
d. Exhibitions: maintaining,enhancing and exhibiting the Buhl Hand Collection and related Buhl art.